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  1. #1114992017-07-20 19:48:50catofwar said:

    One of the most disturbing books on slavery would have to be this one, it is called "the known world" by Edward P. Jones, the horrific historical accounts of abuse shocked me, back in those times (not far distant) ear cuttings. shooting slaves for running away, I close my eyes in some chapters because of the horror of what I have read. Buying ppl and selling them, and then teaching the slaves that it is in Gods word that they do as they are told is just mind bending.

  2. #1115022017-07-21 07:10:35DarkChaplain said:

    Just finished A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs, also known as the first John Carter of Mars novel.
    Typical ERB, of course. John Carter is, basically, a perfect human being, adored by almost everybody. He learns an entire new language within days, similar to how ERB's Tarzan learned to act civilized and speak various languages in a short timespan. However, I actually really enjoyed the adventure, even though the end was... contrived. As in, John Carter doesn't remember he knew something vital to solve a problem until it was basically too late to make use of. Made me scratch my head, really. But oh well, the rest was fun, if obviously dated in style.

    Gonna go back to Lady of the Lake and Oregairu for a while and then continue with Gods of Mars, book two.

  3. #1115842017-07-27 16:09:08DarkChaplain said:

    Still on Lady of the Lake & Oregairu, but now also on Age of Swords by Michael J. Sullivan (yay!) and Star Wars: Battlefront II: Inferno Squad by Christie Golden. Good week for releases!

  4. #1116182017-07-30 16:08:45IrawaWeirHolo said:

    After finishing "Norwegian Wood", I browsed the net for some of Murakami's works and found out ppl are saying that NW was too different from what his previous works were. It made me look forward reading his other works. For some reason, I can't seem to like the book "White Swan Black Swan". Maybe I'm not cut to read short stories so I dropped it and started reading "foolscap or, the stages of love".